Company profile
ExxonMobil back to basics
31 May 2017
The world's biggest oil firm is relying on science, technology and, increasingly, its domestic base to insulate it from weaker oil prices
Rosneft: scaling the heights of power
19 April 2017
High-wire deal-making has become the hallmark of Russia's national oil champion. But are expansion plans risking too much?
Trying to right the Petrobras ship
8 March 2017
Brazil's oil major is on the course of recovery, but has a long way to go
Sinopec - putting the house in order
25 January 2017
The Chinese giant is shifting priorities to make the most of weaker crude prices
Glencore - debt demons
5 December 2016
The dark days of 2015 may well be over, but Glencore still has a lot of work to do
ExxonMobil - the oil world's champion
8 November 2016
ExxonMobil hasn't exactly sailed through the downturn. But it remains convinced by oil's long future and undeterred by commodity cycles
Petronas - an unusual NOC
13 October 2016
Low oil prices have hurt, but Petronas is adapting
Lukoil: Russia's sleeping giant
8 July 2016
Lukoil’s move for Bashneft suggests the company is at last ready to use its cash pile and challenge Rosneft
Saudi Aramco's light in the desert
8 June 2016
A partial sale of the state-owned firm is just part of the plan for a world-beating company that also wants to find more gas, refine more oil and produce even more crude
Bashneft among Russia's highest oil producers despite troubled history
9 December 2015
One year after being re-nationalised, Russian oil producer Bashneft is out to prove that state controlled companies aren’t always doomed to be uncompetitive